Team of scientists develops peptides to stem Alzheimer’s

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Photo has been used for illustrative purposes. Mariecar Jara-Puyod, Senior Reporter After three years of collaboration, a team of academician-scientists from the UAE, US and Sweden has designed and developed peptides believe to inhibit the progress of another group of proteins and protect the brain from the neurodegenerative Alzheimer’s Disease. In order to push forward their discovery, New York University (Abu Dhabi) Biology Associate Professor Mazin Magzoub, New York University (New York) President & Chemistry Professor Andrew Hamilton, and Stockholm University Biophysics Professor Astrid Grusland will now proceed to the testing of their engineered “cell-penetrating peptides” (CPPs) on animals. “We will now test these CPPs in animal models of Alzheimer’s Disease, such as the Caenorhabditis elegans (roundworms) and mice. A successful outcome in these organisms will go a long way towards confirming the therapeutic more...